box seat

noun

1
a
: a seat in a box (as in a theater or grandstand)
b
: a position favorable for viewing something
2

Examples of box seat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Friday, Mullen finally made it to the Sphere — not onstage but watching from a box seat in the crowd. Sara Netzley, EW.com, 3 Mar. 2024 Harry and Meghan then caught the remainder of the game from box seats. Taijuan Moorman, USA TODAY, 24 Jan. 2024 Several fans also saw Jason jump down from his suite, chug a beer and return to his box seat. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 22 Jan. 2024 One fan smuggled in enough snow to build a snowman in a vacant box seat, a blue-and-white pennant in its icy grasp. Mike Klingaman, Baltimore Sun, 27 Jan. 2024 The Flight Line club gives you box seats on the show’s line. Joseph Hernandez, Kansas City Star, 26 Jan. 2024 The Flight Line club gives you box seats that are located on the show’s line. Joseph Hernandez, Kansas City Star, 26 Jan. 2024 While interacting with fans from her box seat window, Swift, 34, noticed how cold some people in the crowd were amid the below-zero degree temperatures. Natasha Dye, Peoplemag, 17 Jan. 2024 Swift was then snapped with Mahomes in a box seat taking a video of the field, which was blanketed by snow flurries on the cold December night. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 4 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1801, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of box seat was in 1801

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“Box seat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/box%20seat. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

box seat

noun
: a seat in a box of a theater or stadium
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